Suffolk Rivers Bird Day

from £60.00

Explore the Rivers Orwell & Stour, with experts from Swallow Birding helping you spot and identify waders, divers and raptors.  Includes Coffee & Biscuits, Hot Buffet Lunch, Tea & Cake.

  • Start date: 11/10/2020 10:30 am
  • Duration: 6 Hours
  • Sailing from: Harwich
40 spaces available

Experts from Swallow Birding (www.swallowbirding.co.uk) join us for the day to help spot and identify the huge numbers of waders, wildfowl and migrants that flock to the Rivers Orwell and Stour for the winter.

These two rivers are the most beautiful on the East Coast, their sloping banks are graced with large country houses and there is plenty of interest on any cruise whether short or long.

Ipswich – Starting from Ipswich Dock, once home to a very large fleet of working barges and now full of cafes, shops and designer flats, we head out through the lock into the river Orwell. Passing under the eye catching Orwell bridge, we sail past Woolverstone and Pin Mill (one of the most painted places on the East Coast) and into bustling Harwich Harbour, before heading into the River Stour past Parkestone Bird Reserve, past Wrabness and towards Mistley before returning.

Harwich – Starting from Ha’penny Pier on the waterfront, the areas covered are similar to the above, except the furthest up the Orwell we will sail is the Orwell Bridge, and we may have more time in the Stour.

Catering included : Coffee & Biscuits; hot buffet lunch of Rosemary Chicken, Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Chocolate Brownie with Fruits & Cream; Tea with Homemade Cake

Boarding details are sent by e-mail 4 weeks before a trip or when booking (check your junk folder). Be ready to board the barge 1/2 hour before sailing. Search for car parks near Maldon CM9 5HN, Ipswich IP4 1FH, Brightlingsea CO7 ODY, Harwich CO12 3HH